Under-19: Sri Lanka Marches into Quarterfinals with Big Win

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Sri Lanka followed a thrilling one-wicket win over England with a comprehensive victory against the United Arab Emirates, triumphing by eight wickets in a Group D match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday(February 18). Sri Lanka thus ensured its entry into the quarterfinals of the event, maintaining an all-win record. Hashan Dumindu, the opener, starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 113 off 118 balls. His innings included eleven fours and one six, as Sri Lanka chased down UAE’s 205 all out with ease, taking just 43.1 overs to get to the target. Having lost the in-form Sadeera Samarawickrama for just 7 in the sixth over, Dumindu collaborated with Kusal Mendis, the captain,… Read More →

ICC Revised Position Paper: ExCo unanimously decided to support

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Media Release The Executive Committee met today (17th February) at SLC headquarters to converse regarding the revised resolutions forwarded by the ICC at the ICC Board meeting held on 8th February 2014 in Singapore. Subsequent to the committee members assessing the revised resolutions in detail, all members were satisfied with the amendments made in the areas of governance and competition models and thus unanimously decided to support the paper. Further the Executive Committee proposed the relevant officials to engage in discussions with other member nations to negotiate bi-lateral tours in the FTP (Future Tour Programme) which are in a favorable manner to SLC.

Perera leads Sri Lanka to ODI win over Bangladesh

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Thisara Perera’s brilliant counter-attack inspired Sri Lanka to a 13-run victory over Bangladesh in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Monday, giving the tourists the lead in the three-match series. Perera smashed an unbeaten 80 off 57 balls to lift the tourists from a hopeless 67-8 in the 22nd over to 180 all out after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field. Sensing an opening, Sri Lanka hit back to bowl out the hosts for 167 in the 40th over of the rain-curtailed match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Bangladesh, riding on opener Shamsur Rahman’s 62 off 49 balls and 44 from Mominul Haque, were cruising at 114-2 in the 20th over when the batting came apart. Sri Lankan… Read More →

Squads for Asia Cup, ICC World T20 announced

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held , the following squad was selected by the National Selectors for the Asia Cup 2014, and the ICC World T20 2014. ICC World T20 Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain) Lasith Malinga (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardena Lahiru Thirimanne Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Rangana Herath / Chathuranga De Silva Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Seekuge Prasanna Rangana Herath will be subject to fitness Asia Cup – 2014  Squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain) Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain) T.M Dilshan Kusal Janith Perera Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardane Lahiru Thirimanne Ashan Priyanjan Thisara Perera Lasith Malinga Nuwan Kulasekara Suranga Lakmal Sachithra Senanayake Ajantha Mendis Chathuranga De Silva The above… Read More →

Under-19: Sri Lanka scrapes past England

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On certain days, an individual’s success depends on his desire to grind it out, while others around him or her fail to get a grip over the conditions. Those who manage not to succumb to the pressure invariably prove to be the difference between winning and losing. Thilaksha Sumanasiri was that difference on Sunday (February 16) in the ICC Under-19 World Cup game between Sri Lanka and England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sumanasiri’s 42-ball 43 in a crisis situation gave Sri Lanka a thrilling one-wicket victory against England in its Group D match, and with two wins in as many matches, Sri Lanka has now placed itself in a very strong position to qualify for the quarterfinals. On the… Read More →

Sri Lanka beats England to Qualify for ICC U19 CWC Quarter-Final

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ICC Media Release Sri Lanka and South Africa sealed their places in the quarter-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 when they recorded victories of contrasting styles on the third day of the 16-day tournament on Sunday. In front of Star Sports cameras at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka overcame 1998 champion England by one wicket in a match of fluctuating fortunes to become the first side from Group D to progress to the knock-out stage, while South Africa recorded a comfortable 45-run victory over Canada at Abu Dhabi Oval 1 to seal a place in the next round from Group C. In the other results of the day, the West Indies outplayed Zimbabwe by 167 runs… Read More →

Sri Lanka take series after another final-ball win

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Sachithra Senanakaye hit a boundary off the last ball as Sri Lanka secured a dramatic three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Friday to win the series 2-0. Having bowled the hosts out for a paltry 120, Sri Lanka stuttered in their reply to lose six wickets for 50 runs by the 12th over at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Veteran Kumar Sangakkara and Thisara Perera rebuilt for the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 side with a 46-run partnership for the seventh wicket. But when Sangakkara was snapped up at point off Rubel Hossain for 37, Sri Lanka still needed 25 to win off the last 20 balls. Senanayake helped Perera (35 not out) inch closer to… Read More →

Under-19: Mendis leads Sri Lanka’s victory

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Sri Lanka got the better of New Zealand by a solid 49-run margin in a Group D game, played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday (February 14). Batting first, Sri Lanka U19 managed to score 275 for 9 in its 50 overs, mainly due to a 107-ball 91 from its captain Kusal Mendis. Losing wickets at regular intervals, New Zealand U19 fell short by 49 runs, finishing at 226 for 8. Sadeera Samarawickrama (67) and Mendis, shared a 97-run stand for the second wicket to set Sri Lanka up for a big total. Contributions and partnerships from the middle order, Priyamal Perera (37) and Thilaksha Sumanasiri (22) ensured the team was on course to post a competitive total. Kyle… Read More →

Cricket celebrates one year to go to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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ICC Media Release “We all know that it’s the biggest event that you can participate in,” says Mathews “We’re a side that is capable of winning big matches and high-profile tournaments,” says Misbah “We’re certainly one of the most dangerous teams,” says de Villiers “We need to start winning more matches and series,” says Bravo With exactly one year to go before the first ball is bowled in Christchurch in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan and South Africa’s AB de Villiers preview ICC’s flagship event and talk about their sides’ preparations for the prestigious tournament. Mathews, who missed the final against India in Mumbai in 2011 due to an injury, said… Read More →

One year to go until the start of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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Tickets to a once–in-a-generation sporting event – the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – went on general public sale today, one year from the start of the tournament on 14 February 2015. The tournament is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and organisers are expecting more than one million people to attend matches in Australia and New Zealand and more than one billion to watch the global broadcast. Tickets can be purchased at www.cricketworldcup.com and from Ticketek outlets across Australia and New Zealand. Children’s tickets are available for every match in the tournament, including the final. All children’s tickets for the pools stage are $5. Prices for adults start from just $20. To mark the occasion, countdown… Read More →

Womens Squad for the ICC WT20 Bangladesh

At a Selection Committee meeting held the following decisions were made by the Womens National Selectors with regard to the Squad for the ICC WT20 to be held in Bangladesh from the 15th March – 06th April 2014 1.      Shasikala Siriwardhana (Captain) 2.      Chamari Attapaththu (Vice Captain) 3.      Eshani Lokusuriya 4.      Deepika Rasangika 5.      Sripali Weerakkody 6.      Chandima Gunaratne 7.      Chamari Polgampola 8.      Rebeka Van Dort 9.      Oshadi Ranasinghe 10.    Hasini Perera 11.    Yashoda Mendis 12.    Maduri Samuddika 13.   Udeshika Prabodhini 14.   Nilakshi Silva Stand By : – Chathurani Gunawardena Inoka Ranaweera Nipuni Hansika Anushka Sanjeewani This has been approved by the Hon.Minister of Sports.

Sri Lanka puts No 1 T20I position on the line

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Sri Lanka will begin a two-match T20I series against host Bangladesh from 12 February in Chittagong by putting its number one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Tableon the line. Sri Lanka enters the series as the number-one ranked side with 129 ratings points, leading 10th ranked Bangladesh by 57 ratings points. Only eight ratings points separate the top four sides, with India (123 points), South Africa (123 points) and Pakistan (121 points) close on the heels of the number-one ranked side. As such, because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, Sri Lanka will lose its top position if it loses both matches in the series. In such a scenario, Sri Lanka will drop nine ratings points and… Read More →

Under-19: Samarawickrama leads Sri Lanka U-19 to victory

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Last tournament’s finalists India and Australia suffered defeats in the first round of warm-up matches of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup UAE 2014 on Monday. Sri Lanka opener Sadeera Samarawickrama hit an attractive 82 and Priyamal Perera scored an unbeaten 50 to inspire their side to five wickets victory over defending champion India at Zayed Cricket Stadium, while Ryan Burl hit a fluent 60 as Zimbabwe defeated last event’s runner-up Australia by three wickets at Abu Dhabi Oval 1. The defending champion threw away a half-century opening wicket start to slump from 53-0 to 209 all out in 45.5 overs. All the top order batsmen got off to good starts but couldn’t convert these into big scores as No.8… Read More →